Washington, DC – When Congress passed the CARES Act in March, leaders of many progressive organizations supported their efforts to provide relief to millions of people across America, while acknowledging that the CARES Act was an initial step, but wholly insufficient on its own, to address the massive economic crisis catalyzed by COVID-19. In the ensuing […]
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Researchers will explore how paid leave affects engines of economic growth in the United States CONTACT:Giovanni Roccogrocco@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced it will award $267,500 to four research teams exploring three core areas of paid leave policies in the United States: medical leave, caregiving leave, and employer responses to […]
Led by Ben Bernanke, Heather Boushey, and Cecilia Rouse, statement endorsers include two former chairs of the Federal Reserve, four former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, and two Nobel laureates, among others FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Erica Handloff, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON – Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth released a statement imploring Congress to […]
Following is a statement from Heather Boushey, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth: At Equitable Growth, we stand with our Black colleagues and Black families across the country who every day shoulder the legacy of White supremacy and systemic violence older than the United States itself. We condemn the recent murders […]
“The legislation that just passed the Senate is a small, but wholly insufficient, step in the right direction.” “This is not a moment for small measures or early declarations of victory. Congress must get to work immediately on additional legislation.” Washington, DC – Today, following the Senate passage of interim coronavirus response legislation, leaders of […]
Washington, DC – Today, leaders of progressive research, policy, and advocacy groups released the following statement calling on Congress to move quickly to pass a robust legislative package that meets the scale of this crisis. The leaders laid out four specific principles that must guide congressional action to ensure that upcoming legislation puts workers, Black […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 Contact: Elena Waskey, 410-598-7532 email@example.com WASHINGTON – Today, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, providing $2 trillion in federal aid to Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic shutdown. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth commends Congress and the president for passing […]
Equitable Growth President and CEO Calls New Tool ‘Vital,’ ‘an Important First Step’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2020 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, or BEA, today released the first-ever federally produced statistics measuring how total U.S. personal income is distributed across people in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2020 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 email@example.com WASHINGTON—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that longtime congressional staffer Amanda Fischer has joined the organization as its new policy director. “As our new policy director, Amanda will lead the development of our policy priorities and help position the organization as a […]
Among endorsees are former chair of the Federal Reserve, two former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, two Nobel laureates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2019 CONTACT: Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747 firstname.lastname@example.org Washington — Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced 58 economists and other social scientists—including two Nobel laureates, two former chairs of […]